Ten quick notes about UK’s loss at Florida

Ten quick notes about UK’s 69-52 loss at Florida.

1. Before this year, Kentucky had suffered one double-digit loss under John Calipari. That was an 84-67 loss to Connecticut in the finals of the Maui Invitational in 2010-11. This year’s team has lost three games by double digits. UK lost 64-50 at Notre Dame, 83-71 at home to Texas A&M and then the 17-point loss to the Gators tonight.

2. Kentucky’s turned the ball over on 29.2 percent of its possessions, its highest percentage of the season. The previous high was 26.7 at Texas A&M on Feb. 2.

3. Kentucky averaged 0.893 points per possession, lowest since 0.738 against Baylor earlier this year at Rupp.

4. Kentucky’s 52 points was fewest since the Cats scored 50 against Notre Dame/

5. It was the second-lowest total in the Calipari Era.

6. Florida averaged 1.176 points per possession, second-highest of the year behind Texas A&M’s 1.337.

7. Florida shot 49.1 percent, best since Texas A&M shot 52.5. It was the second best field goal percentage shot against UK this year.

8. Since 2000, UK has lost four SEC games by 17 points or more. The Cats lost at Florida 90-73 in 2000. They lost at Vanderbilt 93-52 in 2008. They lost at South Carolina 77-59 in 2009.

9. This was Kentucky’s third double-digit loss this year, most since the 2008-09 team — Billy Gillispie’s last year — lost three by double digits. The 2007-08 team lost six games by double digits.

10. Kentucky made six of 11 free throws, same exact number it made and attempted in the loss at Alabama on January 22.

 

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